Alex Nugent's(about.me/alex.nugent) presentation to the Atlantic Nano Forum at the US. Patent Office on December 6th, 2005. A few days after this presentation, Alex met Todd Hylton, then a director at the nanotechnology division of SAIC. After working together on a seedling program pitch, Todd presented the ideas to then director Anthony Tether and was hired as a program manager to launch what would become the SyNAPSE(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyNAPSE) program. Although Alex was not funded to pursue his work, he was hired as a SETA advisor to the SyNAPSE program which would come to include three efforts led by IBM, HP and HRL. After leaving his advisory role, Alex has been working toward the commercialization of Knowm technology and the worlds first physically adaptive neural processor capable of general-purpose machine learning called Thermodynamic RAM(knowm.org/Information.htm).